Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-577-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-577-2017
Research article
 | Highlight paper
 | 
18 Jul 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 18 Jul 2017

Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

James Hansen, Makiko Sato, Pushker Kharecha, Karina von Schuckmann, David J. Beerling, Junji Cao, Shaun Marcott, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Michael J. Prather, Eelco J. Rohling, Jeremy Shakun, Pete Smith, Andrew Lacis, Gary Russell, and Reto Ruedy

Viewed

Total article views: 84,794 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
47,277 36,538 979 84,794 422 612
  • HTML: 47,277
  • PDF: 36,538
  • XML: 979
  • Total: 84,794
  • BibTeX: 422
  • EndNote: 612
Views and downloads (calculated since 04 Oct 2016)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 04 Oct 2016)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 84,794 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 77,679 with geography defined and 7,115 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 

Cited

Discussed (final revised paper)

Discussed (final revised paper)

Discussed (preprint)

Latest update: 13 Jun 2024
Download

The requested paper has a corresponding corrigendum published. Please read the corrigendum first before downloading the article.

Short summary
Global temperature now exceeds +1.25 °C relative to 1880–1920, similar to warmth of the Eemian period. Keeping warming less than 1.5 °C or CO2 below 350 ppm now requires extraction of CO2 from the air. If rapid phaseout of fossil fuel emissions begins soon, most extraction can be via improved agricultural and forestry practices. In contrast, continued high emissions places a burden on young people of massive technological CO2 extraction with large risks, high costs and uncertain feasibility.
Altmetrics
Final-revised paper
Preprint